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    Beauty in the Word We Find

    The Office of Wellbeing will be one of the sponsors for the Vernal Equinox festival on Sunday, March 19 as well as the Just Eat It! Cooking Class on Tuesday, March 21.

    Please take a look at all of the upcoming events!

    Beauty in the World We Find 
    2017 Celebration of the Earth

    Celebrate our urban forests, waterways, and the landscapes that surround us during Earth Week at Wake Forest.  Inspired by Terry Tempest Williams’ quote “finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find,” this week-long celebration will take place March 19-25  with a variety of events to connect the Wake Forest community to actions that will protect and heal the ecosystems that support life.

    Celebration of Spring: Vernal EquinoxSunday, March 19
    Celebration of Spring: Vernal Equinox
    2:00 – 4:00 pm | Campus Garden 

    Kick off Earth Week by celebrating the Spring Equinox at the Campus Garden. Share and enjoy short stories, poems, essays, and songs about our relationship to spring, growth, beginnings, resistance, and healing. In addition to sharing stories, music, and food, you are invited to express your creativity by painting a banner to showcase your love and appreciation for trees. Student organizations are encouraged to register as groups to paint their banners. All materials will be provided by the Office of Sustainability. Banners will be displayed on the Upper Quad throughout the week-long celebration.

    Monday, March 20
    Bike Tune-UpsBike Tune-Ups
    12:00 – 3:00 pm | Green space in front of ZSR 

    We’ve teamed up with Outdoor Pursuits, Ken’s Bike Shop, and the Cycling Club to host a free bicycle tune-up station on campus. Stop by the green lawn in front of the ZSR Library where bike mechanics from Ken’s Bike Shop will pump up your tires, make minor fixes and adjustments, and offer advice on larger repairs that cannot be done on the spot.

    Tuesday, March 21Just Eat It: Waste-Not Cooking Class
    Just Eat It: Waste-Not Cooking Class
    4:00 – 6:00 pm | Campus Kitchen Lounge

    Don’t toss it– eat it!  Ever wonder whether or not you should eat something after the “best by” date? Learn more about reducing your food waste, while also making a delicious, nutritious meal. Campus Kitchen, Thrive, and the Office of Sustainability are joining forces for a unique cooking class by cooking with food that might normally go to waste. This class is open to all students, staff, and faculty. Register on the PDC website, space is limited.

    Wednesday, March 22Campus Sustainability Awards
    Campus Sustainability Awards
    4:00 pm | Reynolda Hall Green Room

    Join us in recognizing the work of those who have enhanced the culture of sustainability within the campus community at the fourth annual Champions of Change: Campus Sustainability Awards ceremony on March 22. Staff, faculty, and students will be awarded for their work in the following categories: resource conservation, academics and engagement, service and social action, leadership, and bright ideas. We look forward to celebrating the work of sustainable change agents across campus. RSVP here.

    Leadership Project Rally with Donna EdwardsThursday, March 23
    Leadership Project Rally with Donna Edwards
    1:30 pm | Lower Quad

    Former Maryland congresswoman and Wake Forest graduate, Donna Edwards has spent the last few months on an RV road trip to state and national parks. Her ultimate goal is to raise awareness of parks in communities of color. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to engage with Congresswoman Edwards and learn more about her political life, community activism, and travels on March 23 during a rally on the Mag Quad. Later that day, Edwards will be speaking as part of the Leadership Project at 6:00 p.m. in Farrell Hall’s Broyhill Auditorium.

    Friday, March 24Campus Beautification Day
    Campus Beautification Day
    3:30 – 5:30 pm | Reynolda Village Trailhead

    Celebrate Arbor Day and Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for Trees, at the Reynolda Village trailhead. The event kicks off with a tree planting ceremony. Following the ceremony, volunteers will pull up their boots and roll down their sleeves to beautify the woods and creek head surrounding the Reynolda Village trail. Afterwards, all participants will enjoy a cookout featuring grass-fed beef burgers (vegetarian options also included). Register to participate and receive an Earth Week t-shirt and a chance to win prizes for group participation.

    Monday, March 20 – Friday, March 24
    Get Caught Green-Handed

    Throughout the week, individuals who are “caught green-handed” making everyday environmentally conscious decisions will receive a sticker or temporary tattoo. Decisions might include riding bikes, using reusable water bottles, coffee mugs, and shopping bags, taking the campus shuttles, eating at Deacon Dining’s new vegan station, or pledging to reduce energy and water use on campus.

    Saturday, March 25Forsyth Creek Week
    Forsyth Creek Week

    Saturday, March 25 marks the start of a nine-day celebration of our local waterways. Join in on the fun with Creek Crawls, trail rides, Creek Week trivia, a photography contest and more. Further information about Creek Week, and ways to get involved, can be found here.

    Finding Beauty- Terry Tempest Williams

    Dimensions by the Month- Spring 2017

    Out of the Office

    Recess with Campus Recreation – December 6 from 3-4 in the Sutton Center

    Come to the Sutton Center and interact with members of the Campus Recreation team as they show you opportunities for faculty and staff to practice physical wellbeing without having to leave campus.  Wear your tennis shoes and come engage in some healthy, playful exercise. Sign up on the PDC Website Here 

    Art Exploration at the Hanes Gallery – December 8 from 3-4 in Hanes Gallery (Located in Scales)

    Experience the power of art with a visit and tour of the Hanes Gallery in Scales Fine Arts Center.  Art has ways to benefit us emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.  Gather with your colleagues to share in the beauty of the art on exhibit at the Hanes Gallery, a wonderful on-campus resource. Sign up on the PDC Website Here

    Mindful Meditation with the Chaplain’s Office – December 13th from 3-4 in Davis Chapel

    You don’t have to leave the gates of Wake Forest University to engage in a mindfulness practice.  There are many offices and resources to benefit your emotional and spiritual wellbeing.  Join the Chaplain’s Office for a meditation session to help relieve holiday stress. Sign up on the PDC Website Here.

    OccupationalNutritious Dining with Aramark – December 15th from 12-1 in the Pit (Fee Lunch!)

    Don’t have time to run-off campus for lunch?  Tired of Dioli’s and Waldo’s?  Forgot your lunch at home?  Aramark offers healthy and nutritious dining options across out campus.  Join Aramark staff members for lunch and a tour of the Reynolda Fresh Food Company.  Lunch included.  Seats are limited. Sign up on the PDC Website Here.

    Intellectual wellbeingCocoa and Citations
    November 14th, 21st, December 5th and 12th, 2- 6pm, ZSR 477

    At our drop-in research workshops, ZSR librarians are available to help with every aspect of your research project – from selecting a topic, to finding resources, to setting up Zotero or citing tricky sources. Delicious winter bevvies and snacks will be available to help keep you fueled!

    In honor of Intellectual Wellbeing month, our friends from WFU Thrive will be on hand to provide brain-stimulating snacks and activities to keep you focused and relaxed!

    More information on the PDC HERE!

    Emotional Intelligence Workshop

    Intellectual wellbeingWednesday, November 16th, 2016 • 5:00pm – 6:00pm
    Location: Benson Center 409

    Studies have shown that emotional intelligence has a much greater impact on personal success than a person’s IQ. During this workshop, learn more about your Emotional Intelligence, the ability to be aware of one’s emotions to facilitate effective thinking, action and relationships. You will explore the capacities that define an emotionally intelligent leader and learn how to apply emotional information to guide your thinking and behaviors.

    Participants will investigate emotional intelligence theory and practice as a means for professional success. Participants will learn best practices in feeling, thinking, and behaving in an emotionally intelligent manner. Participants will gain skills to apply emotional intelligence strategies to group/organization settings.

    To register and more information >>>

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    April is Emotional Wellbeing Month

    Emotional Wellbeing: 3 Ways to De-stress using Meditation, Self Massage and Essential Oils

    Thursday, April 7th, 201612:00pm – 1:00pm
    Location: Benson Center 409

    Emotional wellbeingFrom the Life Forces of Introspective Healing workshop series, the 3D course provides three ways to de-stress in 30 minutes. Using meditation, self-massage and essential oil techniques, you will learn how to create your own time for rejuvenation. This mini-session provides an entry level understanding of ways to de-stress quickly and effectively from wherever you are and often when you need it the most.

    From the Life Forces of Introspective Healing workshop series, the 3D course provides three ways to de-stress in 30 minutes. Using meditation, self-massage and essential oil techniques, you will learn how to create your own time for rejuvenation. This mini-session provides an entry level understanding of ways to de-stress quickly and effectively from wherever you are and often when you need it the most.

    Through this healing experience, participants will:

    • Understand three types of meditation that settle the mind and calm the spirit.
    • Understand three self-massage techniques to utilize for relaxing tired muscles where stress resides.
    • Understand three essential oils for relaxing and calming that have distinct healing properties.

    To register and more information >>>

    February is Spiritual Wellbeing Month

    Spiritual Wellbeing: Spirituality and Social Unrest
    Tuesday, February 16th, 201612:00pm – 1:00pm
    Facilitated by: K. Monet Rice-Jalloh
    Location: Benson 409

    Spiritual wellbeingHave you been wondering what part your spirituality and religious convictions play in the myriad social awakenings? Do you ponder whether you should become involved, be vocal, or elevate to a higher vibration?  Do you have questions as to whether your religious convictions or spiritual practice support advocacy? Do you wonder whether becoming entangled in discord will remove your rest and cloud you with negativity? If you have answered yes to any of this, or answered a solid no, then this workshop is for you! While this workshop is open to everyone, the plumb-line of the conversation will be rooted in Christology and its influence on various religions and practices as spirituality pertains to social un-rest.

    By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

    • Learn to identify and use the healing life force that exist in each of us to infuse positivity and peace through un-rest.
    • Understand how spirituality aligns and disjoints from social unrest.
    • Create space in your daily life to focus on self-examination and introspection; and
    •  Purposely and consciously use your spiritual practices to help promote the propagation of peace.

    Snacks will be served! Register now >>>

    Spiritual Wellbeing: Interfaith Dialogue
    Spiritual wellbeingTuesday, February 9 • 6:00pm – 7:00pm and
    Thursday, February 18  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm
    Class Location: Reynolda Hall 301
    Facilitated by: 
    Virginia Christman

    An enemy is one whose story we have not heard. – Gene Knudsen Hoffman

    In a world where we spend the most time with people in our own race, our own religion, our own family, our own culture, our own organization… how do we get past the awkward, uncomfortable, and frustrating phase of being strangers–especially when our paths don’t naturally cross?  Join us for an hour of skill-building and practice in listening and storytelling across differing faith and cultural backgrounds. For more information and to register >>> 

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